Some of the services offered by Cooked Media

Striking Website Design

At Cooked Media we proud ourselves on customized, eye-catching and effective designs with customized functionality that speak to your targeted customer about your brand.

Customised Website Development

Having experience programming in several languages and natural curiosity and keenness to further develop our skills allows us to easily  customize projects for our clients.

Affordable Website Hosting

We offer affordable website hosting to our clients - several packages are available from as little as R99 per month (Unlimited Bandwidth, 5 SQL Databases, 1GB Hard Disk Space & up to 100 Email Accounts included!).

Speedy Domain Registration

Cooked Media responds rapidly to requests to register domain names so you won't miss out on that clever web address idea you just had!

Logo and Brand Design

At Cooked Media we will assist you in conceptualising your new business from the logo up.  Get you business cards, email stationery, social media, web and newsletter templates branded consistently throughout your business.

Branded WordPress Themes

Cooked Media can create a WordPress theme for your brand that is unique to your installation and marries seamlessly with your existing branding and style ethos.

Recent Projects

  • project_skysafaris

    Sky Safaris

    We recently completed this development for our client Sky Safaris.  The development included logo design, the website featuring e-Commerce functionality, and other branding projects.

  • EM-Between Communications

    EM-Between Communictaions

    We recently completed the design and development of the EM-Between Communications website. This WordPress and customised WooTheme development featured a Booking Module as well as Client Gallery Module.

  • Sikuyo Impumelelo Co-operative

    Sikuyo Impumelelo Co-operative

    We recently completed the website for Sikuyo Impumelelo Co-operative. This was a WordPress development featuring a booking feature for courses.

  • Roxi Wardman

    Roxi Wardman

    We recently completed the design and development of Roxi Wardman’s (Masterchef SA Contestant) website. It was a WordPress Website with customised WooTheme with additional Recipe and Upcoming Event info.

  • Chef

    Chef

    We recently designed and developed Chef – Stainless Steel Braais website. The website was a WordPress WooCommerce Development with Theme Customisation. Recipes and Store Locator functionality was also added.

  • The Gourmet Bushie

    The Gourmet Bushie

    We recently designed and developed The Gourmet Bushie website for Ultimate Braai Master 2014 contestant Sherwyn Weaich. This was a WordPress development using WooTheme with customisation. It also featured Recipe and Event Listing functionality.

Consultations

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Do you need a website domain registered?
Do you need a website done or re-vamped?
Do you need branding?  Business cards?  Email Stationery?

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Testimonials

What people think of Cooked Media

Building a website can be quite an ordeal for clients. The process is a mystery to them and a lot of the work happens in the background. They often feel they are being let down, and that the web developer is just doing what they want, not what the client wants.

The day Chantal came into our professional lives is one I will remember for ever, because the web development process all of a sudden became fun again. My clients love her, and more importantly, they trust her. She is fast, efficient, knowledgeable and fun to work with. All of these skills and advantages mean that she is my web developer of choice.

Mel Gard

Chantal was an absolute pleasure to deal with!
From start to finish I felt at ease knowing that my new, revamped website would be fabulous.
Chantal listened to my requirements and offered perfect solutions and designs to accommodate these requests. Nothing was too much trouble and I was given regular updates throughout the development process.
I LOVE my new website and highly recommend Chantal and her team!

Emma Dunk

I have so enjoyed working with Chantal.  She is articulate, fun, creative, a great designer, and has a nothing-is-too-much-trouble attitude.

When we decided to revamp Westville B&B’s website, I approached Chantal who I had met through the KZN Women in Business network.  We are delighted with the result and have had numerous compliments on it.  Our MailChimp Newsletter Template looks amazing – professional, trendy and on point.

We highly recommend Chantal for any of your web-based and design needs.

Wow ! Chantal you really did get us cooking!  Your creativity in designing our website was awesome!  Thank you for all your inspiration and hard work.  We will definitely refer you and hope to use you for all our future projects.

From The Blog

Website Basics 101 : Website Jargon Buster

Know your website jargon!

There’s a saying, “a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing” … Well a complete lack of knowledge can be an overwhelming thing as well. Many clients come to me in this overwhelmed state, often from years of dealing with companies and people who throw jargon at them and keep them knowledge and understanding less. So let’s remedy this with a little website jargon buster for you. This article is aimed at non-techy people and not by any means exhaustive.

 

Website Jargon Buster

Website Jargon Buster

 

What is a website?

A website is simply a page or collection of pages accessible on the internet at a particular domain (web address or URL).

What is a blog?

A blog is simply a website or area on a website with dated entries (posts) displaying normally the most recent post first. Many years ago a blog was simply considered to be an online diary. Today the power of blogging is understood as being a far reaching and impactful addition to any website.

What is a domain, web address, URL?

These terms are used interchangeably and refer to a unique internet address where your website can be found, for example www.mywebsite.com.

What is a domain?

What is a domain?

What is hosting?

Hosting is where your website lives. Every website is hosted somewhere. Without a hosting solution, your website isn’t accessible on the internet. Some hosting solutions are free (e.g. Setting up a blog on WordPress.com) but most have a fee associated. Hosting solutions come with many different features and price ranges. Some important features to consider in your hosting solution are bandwidth, disk space, number of email accounts, database access.

 

What is hosting?

What is hosting?

What is e-Commerce?

e-Commerce is simply online shopping, these days almost everything is available to purchase online and certainly South Africa is one of the fastest growing internet economies today so online shopping is something familiar to most of us. It comprises a collection of product data on to your website, allowing people to view products, add these products to a virtual shopping cart and then checkout of your online store selecting from various payment options (via what’s called a payment gateway) and shipping options and completing their transactions.

What is e-Commerce?

What is e-Commerce?

What is a payment gateway?

A payment gateway speaks between your website and your bank and processes a payment for an e-Commerce transaction on a website securely ensuring the funds are deducted from the shoppers account and deposited into the merchants account.

What is a Web CMS?

A Web CMS is a Website Content Management System. As the name states it’s a system/program that allows you to manage your website content, creating, editing and deleting your website content and publishing these changes to your hosting server. Websites today are largely developed and maintained using a Web CMS. Examples of popular Web CMS systems are WordPress, Joomla or Drupal.

Of course, there are many other terms not discussed above, there’s a veritable dictionary of them in fact, but having a basic understanding of the terms above will at least give you an idea of what your website and hosting options are.  Armed with this, you will be better able to have a conversation with your Web Designer or Web Developer and have more input in your development.

As always, if we can assist in any way with your website, don’t hesitate to contact us here …

Our Team

Team members at Cooked Media

Chantal Edouard-Betsy

Owner of Cooked Media

Chantal's roots are in corporate Information Technology and Project Management, with experience across the board from Developer to Project Manager. Her creativity was given free reign whilst flipping numerous houses, building her personal design portfolio, brand and reputation. Chantal is probably best know for co-founding and co-owning The Bedroom, which is a successful high-end retail brand aimed at women, this was instrumental in further building her skills in the areas of retail, marketing, branding and franchising. Since selling The Bedroom, and being somewhat of a serial entrepreneur, Chantal married her diverse experience from IT, marketing, design, small business, franchising and networking and created Cooked Media - a design and development house specializing in online design of websites, newsletter templates, and other design projects as well as website hosting.

Chantal is known for her passion, dedication, commitment to projects, work ethic, authenticity and creativity. She gives 110% in all she does.

Specialties: Social Media, Social Networking, Brand Development, Marketing Strategy, Advertising, Web Design, Web Development, Entrepreneurship, Small Business Strategy, Management

Verna Lewis

Administrator & PA at Cooked Media

Verna Lewis comes from a long and successful career as a Personal Assistant to Directors & CEO's of various Durban companies, but her true passion is dancing. She has done everything from ballet to belly dance, performed as a  professional dancer for Napac, Sun International and various smaller dance companies and also done a stint overseas, in Cyprus, where she combined both her dancing and P.A. skills working for the Director of the Free Flight Dance Academy and Theatre School.

Verna brings her dance-based discipline and administrative experience to Cooked Media, as well as her attention to detail when filling websites with content.  She is thoroughly enjoying the many new challenges involved in the world of website design.

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